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May 2014 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Fine mesh fyke nets set near suitable golden galaxias habitat.
May 7, 2014

The latest annual golden galaxias survey

The 2014 survey of the endemic golden galaxiid, Galaxias auratus was recently undertaken in Lakes Sorell and Crescent. This survey is undertaken annually as part of environmental monitoring requirements associated with the Lakes Sorell and Crescent Water Management Plan. Twelve small fine mesh fyke nets were set in each lake for one night with a...

Some of the 4,000 people that celebrated the 150th anniversary of trout hatching in Tasmania
May 7, 2014

Celebrations of the 150 years since the first trout hatched in Tasmania - Salmon Ponds 3 & 4 May 2014

On Saturday and Sunday the 3rd and 4th May 2014 the celebration of the first hatching of trout was held at the Salmon Ponds where it occurred 150 years earlier. The weekend event was jointly organised by the lessees of the Salmon Ponds tourist operations Nekon Pty Ltd and the Inland Fisheries Service. In addition...

Once collected the eggs are safely incubating in the upwellers.
May 1, 2014

Annual spawning run commences at Liawenee

The 2014 spawning run has started at Liawenee Canal, Great Lake. Good autumn rainfalls and mild temperatures have combined to provide an encouraging start to the annual migration of brown trout. IFS hatchery staff stripped 300 female trout of 200,000 ova. The fertilised eggs have been carefully transported to the New Norfolk hatchery and laid...